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West Seneca East Students to Host Roundtable with Local Lawmakers

West Seneca East Students to Host Roundtable with Local Lawmakers

West Seneca East Senior High School Participation in Government students will host a roundtable discussion with several local lawmakers at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 23 in the school auditorium, 4760 Seneca St.

Elected officials slated to take part represent all levels of government, from town to federal office. Participants include Rep. Brian Higgins, D-27th District; state Sen. Tim Kennedy, D-58th District; and Sheila Meegan, West Seneca town supervisor.

Students have been studying public policy and will develop questions based on issues facing the community. Questions will be directed to the appropriate elected official. Fifteen students will be asking the questions, and three have been selected to serve as moderators. These students are Zack Giacobello, Courtney McDermott and Alex Martin. 

The City of Buffalo Common Council Announces a Vancancy in the South Common Council District

The City of Buffalo Common Council Announces a Vancancy in the South Common Council District


BUFFALO, NY—The City of Buffalo Common Council hereby advertises the vacancy for the position of South District Common Council Member.

Pursuant to Section 3-6 of the City of Buffalo Charter, “In the case of a vacancy in the office of District Council Member, otherwise than by expiration of the term, the remaining members of the Council shall appoint a qualified resident of the same political party and district as the Council Member whose place is vacant to fill such vacancy until the first day of January following the next general election at which a District Council Member may, pursuant to law, be chosen for the balance of the term.”

The Common Council is seeking to obtain a current resume and letter requesting appointment to the vacancy from any qualified resident seeking consideration for the appointment.

Interested applicants should deliver the required documents (in person or by mail, email will not be accepted) to the Cit

Clamp-Down on Under-21 Nights, and Other News from March 20 Meeting

Clamp-Down on Under-21 Nights, and Other News from March 20 Meeting

Meeting Summary


MARCH 20, 2012

Authorizing Resolution – The Council approved a resolution sponsored by Majority Leader and Masten District Council Member Demone A. Smith authorizing an amendment and restatement of a ground lease for certain educational facilities to the Erie County Industrial Development Agency (“ECIDA”). The resolution also authorizes other matters related to certain bonds issued by the ECIDA for financing the refunding of Series 2004 Bonds, determining the terms and conditions of such agreements, and other matters in connection therewith.  It is the Council’s position that these actions will be beneficial to the City and will promote educational opportunities for City residents.

Higgins, Schroeder & Kennedy Endorse Chris Fahey for Assembly

Higgins, Schroeder & Kennedy Endorse Chris Fahey for Assembly

Leaders Say Fahey’s Knowledge of the Issues, Ability to Get Results Will Serve Western New York Well

Congressman Brian Higgins, Senator Tim Kennedy and Buffalo City Comptroller Mark J.F. Schroeder proudly announced their endorsement of Chris Fahey, Democratic candidate in the race for New York’s 145th Assembly District. 

Poloncarz Endorses Fahey for Assembly

County Executive Stresses Fahey’s Ideas, Work Ethic as Benefits for Region

Erie County – With just a week to go until the Special Election, Chris Fahey, candidate for New York State Assembly, added the endorsement of Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz. In endorsing Fahey, Poloncarz said: “Now more than ever, Erie County residents need a dedicated advocate who will fight for this community. Chris Fahey is the clear choice for voters in the 145th Assembly District, and he will represent us well in Albany.”

Much like County Executive Poloncarz, Fahey comes from traditional Western New York roots. The son of a Buffalo police officer and one of nine children, Fahey is a South Buffalo homeowner who understands the value of hard work and believes in the future of this community. Also like Poloncarz, after completing college, Fahey worked in the private sector before entering public service.

Fahey: Thruway Authority Failing Western New York

Assembly candidate says Authority must be held accountable for their job-killing “bait and switch”

BUFFALO, N.Y. – “The New York State Thruway Authority demanded Western New Yorkers pay a toll increase, and then they shortchanged us by $200 million,” said Chris Fahey, Democratic candidate for the vacant 145th N.Y. State Assembly seat. Fahey is calling for the Thruway Authority to live up to their end of the bargain and invest in our roads as they said they would when they asked for the toll hike. 

Fahey Outlines Plan To Reform Albany

Fahey Outlines Plan To Reform Albany

Candidate to Fight Against Pay Raises, Pensions for Corrupt Politicians, Insider Trading & Lax Campaign Finance Rules

Chris Fahey, Democratic candidate for the 145th Assembly District, outlined his plans to bring reforms to Albany.  Fahey is running in the Special Election to be held on March 20 to fill the seat vacated by Mark Schroeder. 

“For too long state loopholes and outdated policies have lead to undue influence in Albany unfairly protecting politicians at the expense of taxpayers,” said Fahey.  “Western New Yorkers deserve leadership that will fight against Albany’s old self-serving ways and instead stand up for what’s fair and right for the residents of this community and good for the economic future of New York.”

Below is Chris Fahey’s plan to reform Albany:

1) Vote against pay raises for state legislators